Kirsten Armleder

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Kirsten lives with two dogs, three horses and a throttle-happy husband in Cranbrook, B.C. Her interests include fishing, hiking and, of course, backcountry sledding. Like many in her area, Kirsten grew up riding sleds—first a 340 Yamaha Enticer, then a Yamaha Phazer, a Ski-Doo Summit and the list goes on. Her interest in sledding came to a standstill until she discovered deep powder mountain riding. Now when winter rolls around, she can barely stay in the office long enough to finish writing her stories. When she’s not playing hooky from work, though, Kirsten enjoys interviewing riders from across Western Canada, finding new products to review and pretty much anything to do with the sport.

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Snowmobilers lined up on a trail near Powerview-Pine Falls.
Eastern Manitoba

Why Powerview-Pine Falls is Manitoba’s top SledTown for 2018

Right from their hotel, snowmobilers in Powerview-Pine Falls can follow velvety smooth trails deep into Manitoba’s remote woodlands.

by Kirsten Armleder
McBride, BC

It takes more than a village to win

McBride is a tiny town with huge snowmobiling opportunities and many loyal supporters.

by Kirsten Armleder
A gorgeous mountain view of the South Rockies in Crowsnest Pass.
Crowsnest Pass, AB

Crowsnest Pass is Alberta’s top SledTown for 2018

Snowmobilers in Crowsnest Pass take pride in their riding opportunities and it shows

by Kirsten Armleder
Carving through the pow in the Pasquia Hills.

Carrot River/Arborfield wins top SledTown in Saskatchewan for 2018

Groomed trail access between communities and miles of riding opportunities in the Pasquia Hills make Carrot River/Arborfield a top snowmobiling destination.

by Kirsten Armleder
Blair Morgan racing snow bike at X Games.
Ride On!

Blair Morgan: “I never thought I’d be racing again”

Adaptive snow bike event at Winter XGames 2018 brings injured athlete Blair Morgan back to competition.

by Kirsten Armleder
Two people doing an avalanche search.
Snowmobiling safety, Fernie, BC

Levelling up with a Companion Rescue Skills Course

As technology, techniques and our level of riding experience change, it’s important to keep our avalanche safety training up to date.

by Kirsten Armleder
Miniature handlebars for kids on a Polaris snowmobile.
Gear

Toasty Tots Handlebars

Make sure your child's hands stay warm while on the trail with Toasty Tots Handlebars, a bolt-on accessory for your snowmobile.

by Kirsten Armleder
A couple posing by their Polaris snowmobiles on Connell Ridge.
Meet the Rider, Cranbrook, BC

Hotshot of the month

Congratulations to Bernie Ogonoski of Cranbrook, B.C., on winning the SnoRiders Hotshots contest in December 2017.

by Kirsten Armleder
SPOT Global Phone on a snowmobile seat.
Gear

Long-term SPOT Global Phone test and review

The author shares pros and cons of the SPOT Global Phone for snowmobiling and other backcountry use.

by Kirsten Armleder
Load levelling kit.
Gear

Level up with Air Lift

Air Lift Company introduces new purpose-built air spring inserts and a universal air spring spacer for lifted pickups.

by Kirsten Armleder
Gear

Arctiva Vibe Snowbike Pants

Arctiva’s Vibe Snowbike Pants are new for 2018.

by Kirsten Armleder
SledTown ShowDown

McBride, B.C., wins 2018 SledTown ShowDown contest

McBride, B.C., is your 2018 SledTown ShowDown Champion of Western Canada.

by Kirsten Armleder
Black rings around the coil of a snowmobile suspension.
Gear

Polytune™ Suspension Rings for snowmobiles, ATVs and UTVs

Polytune™ Suspension Rings snap onto the coil springs of your snowmobile suspension to provide quicker response times and flatter cornering.

by Kirsten Armleder
Black wheel accessory for snowmobiles.
Gear

Kimpex Rouski retractable wheel system for snowmobiles

The Rouski retractable wheel system is an accessory that protects your skis and allows you to steer better when having to ride on hard surfaces with no snow.

by Kirsten Armleder
Titan Airflow snowmobile helmet in blue, green and black.
Gear

2018 CKX Titan Airflow helmet

Designed for backcountry riders, the Airflow is a new and improved version of the unique Titan helmet that CKX launched last year.

by Kirsten Armleder
SledLife

SnoRiders’ 10 most-read snowmobile stories of 2017

From weather predictions to the latest technology from Timbersled, here are the 10 most popular stories on SnoRiders website in 2017.

by Kirsten Armleder
Giant Loop's Fender Bag.
Gear

Giant Loop Fender Bag for snow bikers

Giant Loop's new Fender Bag is waterproof, durable and great for carrying a few extra items on your snow bike.

by Kirsten Armleder
SledTown ShowDown

It’s the final round of SledTown ShowDown

McBride, B.C., and Carrot River/Arborfield, Saskatchewan, are locked into the final battle for SledTown supremacy.

by Kirsten Armleder
Cindy Rougoor carves up the snow in McBride, B.C.
Meet the Rider, McBride, BC

Steven Cosnick’s hotshot of the month

SnoRiders catches up with the photo contest winner for the month of November 2017.

by Kirsten Armleder
Brandon Wisener and Riley Suhan.
Ride On!

How to get sponsored in snowmobiling

What companies look for in a brand ambassador or sponsored rider and what it means to be one.

by Kirsten Armleder